More than 80% of elderlies in Baguio vaccinated

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More senior citizens have been vaccinated through the efforts of the City Health Services Office (CHSO), barangay officials and Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERTs).

This was reported by CHSO head Dr. Rowena Galpo during the executives’ management committee (mancom) meeting last Tuesday.

The Management Information Technology Division (MITD) has registered additional elderlies which brought the number to 32,256 as of Aug. 22; from 30,801 on August 15.

Earlier, the number has been cleared of those who transferred residence, or gone home to the provinces, Dr. Galpo reported.

As of August 27, over 80 percent or 26,003 have been fully vaccinated out of 32,470 registered senior citizens while 2,804 are partially vaccinated and 3,663 remains unvaccinated.

Said senior citizens have been immunized with Gamaleya, Sinovac, Pfizer, Astrazeneca and the one-dose Janssen and Janssen.

Some have availed of the Mobile Vaccination (MoVacc) which went on home services for bedriddens, immobilized senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs). District (Disvacc) and Satellite (SatVacc) vaccination sites were also opened for those in far-flung areas, in addition to the megasites within the central business district.

Lately, a basket of groceries and vitamins were given out by through the Mobile vaccination team as incentives to the vaccinees.

According to Mayor Benjamin during the Mancomm meeting, vaccination for elderlies is open as long as they register at bakuna.baguio.gov.ph in order to acquire a QR code. Vaccination is a way of protecting the vulnerables; aged 65 and above, the mayor said. We want all of them vaccinated to protect them and their loved ones, and control the spread of the Covid-19 virus, he added.

In a related development, A1 or health workers’ vaccination records are being reconciled. Accordingly, the masterlist shows 11,021 with 10,805 or 98.04% fully vaccinated. There are 216 remaining second dose vaccines for said priority group. – Julie G. Fianza

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